Meaning of “crisis” - Learner’s Dictionary

crisis

noun [ C, U ] uk us /ˈkraɪsɪs/ (plural crises /ˈkraɪsiːz/)

B2 a situation or time that is extremely dangerous or difficult:

The country's leadership is in crisis.
→ See also mid-life crisis

(Definition of “crisis” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)